Associate of Social Sciences (Sociology)

Key Features

  • A scientific study of social behavior
  • Exploring different sociological thoughts
  • Understanding the historical, social and cultural development of Hong Kong

Programme Objectives

  • Enhances students’ critical thinking skills and sensitivity to social issues
  • Develops students’ ability to explore various social fields through comprehension of different sociological thoughts
  • Provides a ladder for further studies in sociology and other social sciences programmes

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate an understanding of key sociological issues and their importance in Hong Kong;
  • analyze the nature and context of a society, and the reasons and causes of social conduct, as well as the interactions between people and society;
  • integrate and apply knowledge as well as theories of sociology to everyday life; and
  • develop social responsibility for contributing to the betterment of society.


General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Academic Writing

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Evolution of Chinese Language

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Understanding Sociology

  • Hong Kong Society

  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations

  • Classical Sociological Thought

  • Research Methods in Social Sciences

  • Contemporary Sociological Thought

  • Social Statistics


Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following overseas university for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programme.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Year 2)

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the local or overseas Bachelor’s degree
programmes in Social Sciences, such as:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) – Major in Sociology, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Applied Sociology, City University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Commerce

  • Education

  • Marketing

  • Journalism

  • Social Services

  • Government or Non-governmental Organisations


  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Graduate Sharing



  • 2015年社會科學(公共政策及行政)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學社會學社會科學(榮譽)學士課程三年級